Ethiopian Church History


THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ETHIOPIAN CHURCH

- Traditional Sources
- Archaeological Sources
- Monotheism

 

THE INTRODUCTION OF CHRISTIANITY
- St. Frumentius and the Conversion of Ezana c. 330 A.D.

 

THE EXPANSION AND CONSOLIDATION OF CHRISTIANITY C. 350 TO 650 A.D.
- Evangelistic Activities
- Music and Art
- Church Organization

 

A PERIOD OF CONFLICT C. 700 – 1200 A.D.
- The rise of Islam and its impact on Ethiopia
- The beginnings of the Zagwe’ Dynasty

 

REVIVAL OF THE CHURCH (1200-1526)
- The ‘Solomonic” Dynasty
- Monasticism and the Expansion of the Church
- Development of Christian literature

 

PERSECUTION AND RELIGIOUS CONTROVERSIES
- The Wars of Ahmad Gragn
- The Dilemma in Ethiopian Relations with Europe.

 

THE PERIOD OF REORGANIZATION
- Tewodros and his religious policy 1855-1868
- The expansion of the church
- Autonomy
- Ecumenism

 

THE HIERACHY.

- Introduction
- Episcopate
- The hierarchy and laity
- Hierarchy and Sacraments
- The place of Hierarchy in the unity and order within the church


WORSHIP IN THE ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

- Introduction
- The place of worship
- The time of worship
- The types of worship
- Manner of prayer
- Times of prayer
- Fasting


THE ROLE OF THE ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN LITERATURE AND ART

- Ethiopic or Ge’eze literature
- The literary achievements of the Aksumite period (5th - 7th centuries)
- The Solomonic restoration
- Liturgical works
- Painting and manuscript art


THE ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH SCHOOL SYSTEM

- Introduction
- The nebab bet
- Fidel instruction
- Reading lesson from religious books
- Reading the psalms
- Qidasse bet
- The higher school of the church
- Zema bet, the music school
- Qene bet
- Metshaf bet

 

The oriental Orthodox Churches Addis Ababa Conference, January 1965

- Introduction
- Preamble and Decisions adopted by the conference
- Resolutions and concluding speeches

 

Today's Ethiopia is Ethiopia of the Holy Scriptures, History and Antiquity

-Introduction

-Today's Ethiopia is Ethiopia of the Past

-Conclusion

 

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